The Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) today announced that they have decided to postpone the race amid continued COVID-19 concerns. The 2021 race, which was scheduled for March 27th, 2021, will now take place on September 25, 2021. The 2020 Bridge Run was postponed before being canceled back in May.
“We are hopeful that this change will allow for fewer limitations imposed by COVID-19 guidelines now that vaccines have begun to be distributed,” David Bennett, Chairman of the Cooper River Bridge Run Board of Directors, said. “It is with a deep sense of responsibility, we are choosing to proceed with caution to ensure a safer environment for all of the participants, volunteers, sponsors, frontline medical workers, law enforcement and others involved in making the Bridge Run successful year after year.”
Opening day for 2021 race registration has yet to be determined, but officials said the September date will allow a much larger number of people to participate. The date change will also allow for a more extensive 2-day Health and Wellness Exposition on September 23rd and 24th at the Charleston Area Convention Center.
“In collaboration with local community, municipal and medical leaders, we will continue to keep the safety and welfare of everyone involved, as our number one priority," Irv Batten, Cooper River Bridge Run Race Director, said. “We are excited to be able to offer this new date so that the Bridge Run can return with all of its traditions, when people can feel safer gathering together again.”
Additional race information will be available online at www.bridgerun.com as well as the organization’s social media channels in January 2021.
After the announcement was made, Batten sat down with an interview with Quintin Washington of "Quintin's Close-ups." You can watch their chat here.